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Zer0 December 3, 2011 11:07 PM

Cougar Vortex HDB vs Gentle Typhoon AP-15
 
Looking to get 6 fans to put on a XSPC RX360 rad and I'm trying to decide between these two. I know they're hard to find but both are in stock at Aquatuning.us.

My new build includes a Fractal XL case with a black and white theme. Not sure how the orange would look :biggrin:. What do you guys think?

COUGAR - YOUR POWER: VORTEX HDB

Scythe "GentleTyphoon" 120 mm Silent Case Fan



http://www.cougar-world.com/uploads/pics/3_07.jpg

http://images.overclock.co.uk/produc...C12B4AP-15.jpg

Apathetik December 4, 2011 08:09 AM

You will get sick of the orange for surely, haha.

mattlef December 4, 2011 09:37 AM

You can always paint the fan...

lowfat December 4, 2011 10:37 AM

I've never heard of the Cougar fans before. So I can't imagine it is all that good in terms of CFM to noise ratio.

Deviant December 4, 2011 11:15 AM

lol...stick with the white. The OJ will get to you over time when your brain keeps noticing the colour clash.

Zer0 December 4, 2011 05:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mattlef (Post 576124)
You can always paint the fan...

I could but that will add unnecessary weight to the blades which reduces its effectiveness and can also throw the balance off. I'd probably mess it up somehow anyways. :bleh:

Quote:

Originally Posted by lowfat (Post 576142)
I've never heard of the Cougar fans before. So I can't imagine it is all that good in terms of CFM to noise ratio.

It's a German brand, not many companies over here carry them. Newegg is the only one in Canada that I know of and they're almost never in stock because people grab them very quickly. It's kind of like a Gentle Typhoon/Air Penetrator combo. Here's a video of the PWM version: Cougar CF-V12HP 120mm fan review - YouTube

Quote:

Originally Posted by Deviant (Post 576151)
lol...stick with the white. The OJ will get to you over time when your brain keeps noticing the colour clash.

You're probably right lol. Although, the pc will be in a corner and angled so the rad won't be fully in view. Only 2 of them will be in view and another partly covered by a Radbox. :biggrin:

Zer0 December 7, 2011 03:32 PM

I went with 6 x Gentle Typhoon AP-15's. Got them from Aquatuning.us for $14.81 each. :thumb:

clshades December 7, 2011 10:30 PM

phew... the cougars noise ratio sux!

Zer0 December 7, 2011 10:33 PM

They look pretty good on paper. Guess they lie on the specs like most manufacturers.

Apathetik December 11, 2011 06:19 PM

How do you like the typhoons?! :-D


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